Visual Images and Arts in Ageing Research

Thursday, July 17, 2014: 10:30 AM-12:20 PM
Room: 417
WG03 Visual Sociology (host committee)

Language: English

In recent years there have been significant developments in our understandings and explorations about age and ageing, with new theorising, new methodologies and new topics evident. One of these developments has been the use of visual methodologies to elicit insights into age and ageing. Exploring the visual is seen as a means to uncover significant insights into how micro processes of daily life are linked to wider socio-cultural discourses; performative aspects of culture often hidden within the everyday; to make visible the mundane and taken-for-granted; to stimulate debate; and to reveal meanings and understandings in context. Whilst the use of visual methods can be experienced as empowering and participatory by older people, the development of visual research has also presented researchers with new complexities and challenges in relation to ethical, theoretical, analytical and methodological issues. This panel brings together researchers who are using a wide variety of different visual methods to study social aspects of age and ageing.
Session Organizers:
Wendy MARTIN, Brunel University, United Kingdom and E-J MILNE, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Ayelet KOHN, Hadassah Academic College, Israel
Mary Kate DENNIS, University of Kansas, USA
Visualising an Interiority: A Self-Reflexive Process of Collage (Oral Presentation)
Alison BELL, Post-graduate Student, Scotland

“Is That Me?” Images of Ageing and the Underestimated Role of Active Ageing in Advertising (Oral Presentation)
Stefania ANTONIONI, University of Urbino Carlo Bo, Italy; Lella MAZZOLI, Università di Urbino Carlo Bo, Italy

Skills Exchange: The Politics of Collaboration and Co-Production (Oral Presentation)
Alison ROOKE, Goldsmiths, University of London, United Kingdom

Film Screening: "Being Otherwise" by Sukey Parnell

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